We have tons of cleaning solutions stocked in our cabinets, but do we ever clean the whole house properly and efficiently? It can be a bit of a challenge to keep your country club home in Tagaytay clear of clutter every single day but what is easily done in just a few simple steps is – disinfecting certain areas of the house.
But commercial disinfectants usually leaves the room with a thick scent as it emanates all around the air, and in fact the reason why the air is thick of that scent is due to the chemicals floating around. Good news in cleaning though, you can use other substitutes for cleaning your home and keeping it germ-free.
Here are five easy ways how you can disinfect your surroundings. And the best thing about the ingredients you will be using are non-toxic and all natural. It’s a great start to a ‘Go green!’ life.
1. Lemons and Limes
Do you have problems with the carpet stains and dried up dye in your flooring? No worries! A neat trick to carpet cleaning is the great lemon juice. You would be surprised to how lemon juice can easily get rid of stains left in the carpet. Plus, due to their citric acidity, these fruits are effective disinfectants which you can use in the household. Just cutting the lemon in half and putting salt on top of the inner fruit, you can use to scrub away the rusts and grimes off your kitchen countertops and bathroom sinks.
White distilled vinegar or cider vinegar, either way one can never go wrong in using vinegar as a cleaning solution. This cooking ingredient is more than just used for concocting amazing dishes in the kitchen, it also acts as the most popular cleaning alternative to almost everything. Its acetic acid contains antimicrobial properties. Vinegar proves to be a multi-purpose cleaner as well as a great disinfectant as it cleans glass and stainless steel.
3. Hydrogen Peroxide
We’ve all used hydrogen peroxide before, right? It’s highly used for cleaning and disinfecting open wounds. And of course, it can also be used in cleaning the surroundings of your kitchen most especially the interior of your food storage like refrigerators and stainless steel cabinets. Its non-toxic properties is what makes it your best bet in cleaning food storage space.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Known to be an all-natural essential oil, Tea Tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree. This essential oil has anti-fungal, antiseptic as well as antibacterial properties, which is why it is also commonly used for skin care and cosmetics. Used for cleaning, this ingredient is always mixed with water since it is concentrated. Just a few drops of tea tree oil in a gracious amount of water is enough for a few days of use in cleaning.
5. Baking Soda
This powdered substance is able to remove even the most stubborn grime in your bathroom. Adding a couple of scoops of baking soda and mixing it with water creates a pasty mixture that you can use for cleaning. Excellent in deodorizing carpets and cleaning won’t take much of a hassle since this ingredient is an alternative to laundry detergent.
These are some of the easiest ways to disinfect and kill the bacteria lurking around your home. So why not try using some of these now! They are naturally better than commercial cleaning agents.
Randolph Hoover and his family were originally from San Diego California but he is currently studying Business Administration in Umea University in Sweden. Aside from being a student, He also helps his parents with their home maintenance business in their home in Umea. He is also one of the marketing guy for Tagaytay Highlands.